The state’s largest doctors organization is taking a stand on marijuana. The Colorado Medical Society hasn’t had an official position on the drug since it was legalized statewide in 2001. On Thursday, that changed. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney spoke with Dr. Mark Laitos, president of the Society, about the issue.

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